1 Thessalonians 2:11-13 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
11 You know how we talked to each of you as a father talks to his children. We comforted, helped, and taught you.
12 We told you to live to please God. He called you to his own kingdom and greatness.
13 And here is another reason why we always thank God all the time. When you heard God's word from us, you did not say, `That is men's word.' But you said, `That is God's word.' And it really is God's word. The word is working in you Christians.